GT pole Andy Lally grabbed his third pole position on the 2.65-mile Circuit Mont-Tremblant, putting the No. 65 Auto Gallery/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car first in GT with a lap of one minute 39.541 seconds. He will alternate race stints with...
Andy Lally grabbed his third pole position on the 2.65-mile Circuit Mont-Tremblant, putting the No. 65 Auto Gallery/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car first in GT with a lap of one minute 39.541 seconds. He will alternate race stints with Marc Bunting. Andy Brumbaugh qualified the No. 63 Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium/Targa Newfoundland Porsche 18th in class (1:42.746). He shares driving duty with Marc Bullock and Dave Master.
"I've got to thank the TRG guys -- they put the car under me that let me do that," Lally said. "We had a little issue with the left front before we went out, and they did a great job and a great hustle getting it sorted out and putting the car back exactly as we wanted it. I asked Lars [Giersing, race engineer] for a little bit more rear grip for qualifying because we were planning on hanging it out, and he gave me exactly what we needed."
Dave Master is thrilled with the results of his fitness regimen. Prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, he initiated a program to match his race stints, alternating 75-minute training sessions with four-hour rest periods.
"I've got my conditioning at the point that when I got out of the car halfway through the last race, I could have driven that entire race by myself. I don't know what my concentration would have been like, but physically when I got out of the car I felt like I could have turned around and jumped back in. I didn't feel exhausted or tired; I felt great," he reported.
Marc Bunting will have a special cheering section at Mont-Tremblant. His daughters Jessie and Calli are attending the race, as is his father, who introduced him to motorsport.
"My father was always into sports cars. He gave me an appreciation for them," Bunting said. "I've always been drawn to speed whether it was on skis when I was little or a bicycle or a motorcycle. I always seemed to have that urge to go fast."